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Music: The Avett Brothers; Buddy and Julie Miller; Tom Waits;
Johnny Cash; Awolnation; John Prine; Vigilantes of Love; Old Crow
Medicine Show; Mark Heard; Alabama Shakes; Regina Spektor; Lucinda
Williams; Wilco; The Revivalists; Trombone Shorty; Kermit Ruffins;
Dire Straits; Lost Bayou Ramblers; Feufollet; Zydepunks; Sabri
Fejzullahu; Dervish Shaqa... Also I'm going to say Nina Simone just
because all the cool girls seem to be big Nina Simone fans.
Shows: I listen faithfully to Radiolab and This American Life
online. Television is not my thing really. I have a TV that my son
uses for video games, but it doesn't have a working antenna or
cable connection. If you like watching TV I don't mind sitting next
to you to cuddle and make out during commercials.
Movies: I haven't seen as many movies as most folks because I
generally find it hard to sit still all the way through a movie.
The ones that make my list tend to have a heavy dose of offbeat,
often sophomoric humor: Down by Law; Life is Beautiful; The
Princess Bride; O Brother Where Art Thou?; The Gods Must Be Crazy;
The Grand Budapest Hotel.
Books: Broken April and many others by Ismail Kadare; the Lord of
the Rings series; the Hitchhiker's Guide series; non-fiction about
New Orleans history and culture, particularly those by Ned Sublette
and Richard Campanella; David Sedaris, Davy Rothbart and other
memoirs like that; Leif Enger; Michael Chabon; Jeanette
Food: My mama used to say that I'd eat anything that didn't eat me
first. I would describe my preferred diet as pretty much anything
that isn't healthy. I drive the pedicab partly so that I can get
away with stuffing myself on oyster po-boys, muffulettas, boiled
crawfish, and gumbo. I'm always looking for new items to add to the
list of strange and exotic foods I've eaten: tongue taco; century
egg; scrambled eggs and squirrel brains; pig ear sandwich; fried
rattlesnake; jellyfish salad; goat liver; etc. My 13 years in the
Southeastern Europe have left me with a special fondness for Balkan
cuisine: ajvar, shopksa salad, moussaka, tarator, byrek, etc. Oh
yeah, and marshmallow cream! I can eat a whole jar of that stuff